MIT Creates New Anonymity Network More Secure Than TOR
MIT Creates New Anonymity Network More Secure Than TOR

Since anonymity network Tor allows you to surf the web anonymously and keep your activity private. Now, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has created a new anonymity network that provides an even greater anonymity.



MIT Creates New Anonymity Network More Secure Than TOR

Security and privacy on the Internet are recurrent themes today. More and more users seek to protect themselves and get somehow escape threats. Hence, the Tor network is the most reliable alternative, but the MIT created the Riffle, a network that guarantees, even more, anonymity than the Anonymity Network Tor.

Everyone recognizes the network Tor a great way to be able to browse the Internet anonymously. But the truth is that the recent past has shown that this network even being safe, has points of failure that lead to that almost an attacker may be easily able to identify the users.

Tor’s security and anonymity of assumptions have been consecutively canceled and are already several instances where the users were exposed.

But not all bad news when it comes to users’ privacy. As the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has managed to create a new network dubbed as “Riffle” as mentioned earlier, which can be even more secure than the Tor and guarantees the anonymity of the users even if only one server working.

The Anonymity Network Riffle can maintain the anonymity of users when the user uses a different way of transmitting information. Instead of sending the packets in the right order and making them jump between servers, such as Tor does, Riffle based on a number of servers, known as the mixnet, which simply change the order of received packets before sending back to the network.

In this way, an attacker will not be able to know the contents of the messages because they will be mixed and without the right order and expected to be deciphered.

Even if a server is compromised, it must perform to change the order of the packets correctly or is not recognized on the network. This is because public keys are being added and removed as they pass through the server, ensuring that only the destination server can access the transmitted message.

Another important point is that the Riffle is extremely efficient in terms of bandwidth resources and time used to perform the processes of anonymizing users. Since these networks based on users’ computers, it is that which they do not occupy these machines for too long.

Moreover, the Riffle is not yet available, but will be presented in the coming days at a conference, where the model and the concept will be explained in detail. It can also take a few years to be public, but brings in its base with very interesting concepts in the anonymity and privacy field, while it promises to ensure the safety of users.


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